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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 124 providers in this state and specialty

$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 124 providers in this state and specialty

445 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

4% of this provider’s 445 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Opioids

76% of this provider’s 445 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 48%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

9% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 10%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$62 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $63 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$505K

2014

$495K

2015

$451K

2016

Number of Claims

7,080

2014

7,724

2015

7,314

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 841

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

118

patients, 27% of all patients

O 1 3
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 829

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

109

patients, 24% of all patients

O 2 2
GABAPENTIN 763

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

148

patients, 33% of all patients

3 1
OXYCODONE HCL 732

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

O 4 4
DIAZEPAM 420

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

5 14
BACLOFEN 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

6 8
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 7 10
TIZANIDINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

8 6
METHADONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 19
LYRICA 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

10 7
VOLTAREN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

11 44
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

12 13
IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

12 42
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

14 17
MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

15 9
OXYCONTIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 16 15
PREDNISONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

17 20
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 18 31
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

19 34
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O 20 5
TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

21 22
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O 22 24
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

23 11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

24 16
CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 25 30
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11 26 26
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 8, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.